Youro Song Contest 25
|Youro Song Contest 25|
|Semi-final date||July 2018|
|Final date||July 2018|
|Host city||TBA, TBA|
|Number of entries||37 (to date)|
|Voting system||10 favourites are awarded 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points by all participants.|
|Youro Song Contest|
Hosting Information[edit | edit source]
The winning country of YSC 24 will be granted the opportunity to host this edition. After the results of YSC, the YBU and the winning broadcaster sit down and discuss the hosting of the upcoming edition. If the winner declines to host the contest, the chance will be given to the runner-up.
Format[edit | edit source]
- All competing countries submit an entry chosen either internally by the broadcaster or through a national selection. The entry has to follow the rules given by the YBU. The council have the right to decline the entry if they feel that the entry chosen do not fulfil the rules of the contest.
- An entry can not have been competing in a previous edition of YSC or YTC. (click on the links to see the former entries)
- The contest will consist of a grand final, and in the case when there are more participants than can reasonably compete in one show, semi-finals will be introduced. The winning country will host the next edition and therefore be pre-qualified to the final as the hosts. In those cases where a country decline to host the contest, they can become pre-qualified as the winning country along with the host of that respective edition.
- The number of competing countries will decide the number of semi-finals, automatic finalists and qualifiers from each semi-final according to the rules of the contest.
- There are no limits to how many times an artist can participate in the contest. But there are limitations when it comes to how often an artist can participate in the contest.
- If an artist has participated once, it must wait at least 2 rounds before it can return to the competition. This means that if the artist participated in YSC 23 or later it cannot participate in this edition.
- If an artist has participated more than once, it must wait at least 4 rounds before it can return to the competition. This means that if the artist participated in YSC 21 or later, it cannot participate before in YSC 26.
Youro Council[edit | edit source]
Youro Council is a novelty in Youro Song Contest since the 10th edition. It consists of 7 members and their job is to make sure that all submitted entries to the contest follow the rules set by the YBU. If an entry is considered non-valid by any member, then the council will democratically vote and therefore decide if a country should change their entry.
The council consist of the two supervisors and the four council members. The council members are members elected by the YBU and since YSC 17, they have a permanent seat on the council. As of YSC 22, Dacla joined the council as a permanent member.
Semi-final allocation draw[edit | edit source]
The participating countries have been split into six pots based on their voting similarity at previous editions of the contest. The voting similarity and pots are calculated by the URTV (Radio & TV Uvolf) and YBU.
The following pots are updated after the 20th edition:
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4||Pot 5||Pot 6|
Voting[edit | edit source]
- All competing countries are obliged to vote in their own semi-final. Failing to do so will result in a disqualification of the entry and risk to lose their spot in the final. The finalists have to vote in at least one semi-final determined by the YBU.
- Countries are allowed to vote in the semi-finals they are not competing in, but then as a part of the International Jury. The highest ranked not-qualifying country (a country that would not qualify in the regular voting) in the IJ-voting will qualify.
- All competing countries are obliged to vote in the final.
- Failing to vote in the semi-final or the final will result in a strike. The amount of strikes determine the punishment given by the YBU. Strikes received in the semi-final will be deleted if the country votes in the final.
Returning Artists[edit | edit source]
The following artists are returning to the contest after previously competed in one of the earlier editions:
|Artist||Country||Previous edition||The previous country represented||Previous result|
|BLACKPINK||Presivea Republic||YSC 3, YSC 10||Destiny, United Fulania||23rd, 15th|
|Joe Jonas (with Loote)||Utona||YSC 16||Vivland||15th|
|Michele Bravi (with Elodie ft. Guè Pequeno)||Enzowood||YSC 8||Phytopia||16th (SF)|
|Sharon den Adel (as part of Within Temptation)||Volbaria||YSC 18, YSC 23 (both times as MY INDIGO)||The Kaju's, Hellheim||1st, 3rd|
Provisional list of participating countries[edit | edit source]
- The following countries have confirmed participation in the upcoming edition:
|Bartistan||Mee & The Band||Eat Pierogi||English, Polish|
|Blendison||OYO ft. TEMPLE||Powerless||English|
|Enzowood||Eloise ft. Michele Bravi ft. Guè Pequeno||Nero Bali||Italian|
|Julbrendsen Isles||Guena LG ft. Nicole Slack Jones||I Am Free||English|
|Kashykia||Gery-Nikol||I'm the Queen||Bulgarian|
|Platonia||for KING & COUNTRY||Joy||English|
|Presivea Republic||BLACKPINK||DDU DU DDU DU||Korean|
|Teardrop Islands||Rayhon||Hamma Jam||Uzbek|
|Uff Da||Ruben||The Half||English|
|Utona||Loote ft. Joe Jonas||Longer Than I Thought||English|
|Vallésta||Amy Shark||Don’t Turn Around||English|
|Volbaria||Within Temptation||Shot in the Dark||English|
|Vovaltik||Noa Kirel||Hazi Meshuga||Herbew|
Other countries[edit | edit source]
Eligibility for potential participation in the Youro Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active YBU membership that would be able to broadcast the contest. The YBU will issue an invitation of participation in the contest to all active members. The following countries that competed in the 24th edition gave the following statements regarding their participation in this edition:
Maybe[edit | edit source]
The following countries participated in YSC 24, but they are not sure if they will compete in this edition as well.
Withdrawing countries[edit | edit source]
- Mărium announced with their votes of the YSC 24 semi-finals that they do not intend to compete in this edition.